We all know how busy life can be with a little one running around! We have to keep them happy and safe on top of all of our other daily to-do’s. At the end of the day, we want to remember all of the wonderful memories we make with our children; this can be a hard thing to do! As parents, we need to figure out the best ways to remember the little moments. Will it be through journal-ing, pictures in a scrapbook, making shadow boxes or quilts? Maybe you’ll keep a blog.
There are multiple digital resources out there specifically for saving and storing photographs; Snapfish, Shutterfly, Picasa, Winkflash and Project Life are just a few. These websites also allow you to create fun items with your pictures printed on them, such as books, mugs, pillows, canvases, etc. You can create a private Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter account just to hold your pictures. Print pictures out to create a scrapbook or photo book, make a photo calendar, or make a slideshow of memories. All of these are easy, quick tools to help preserve and even share the little (or big!) moments.
Another fun option to consider is keeping a journal for your child. You can update daily, weekly, monthly, or even write them a letter each year on their birthday to reminisce on the past years memories. You can write about major milestones or achievements that happened. Journals or letters can be saved for your children until they reach a certain age and will appreciate all that you did to remember their childhood. Another thing you can do would be to open an email account where you can write the letters or email to your children and give them the account information at an appropriate age for them to read.
Try creating a storage bin or file cabinet to hold all of your children’s pictures and work through the years including special achievements or awards, and pieces of art.
It can be overwhelming to have piles of your child’s art work scattered throughout the house. If you create something to showcase their work, you are showing them that it is respected and valued. When you write your children notes or letters you are not only helping yourself remember special moments but when you share it with your child you are helping them remember also.